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    Black Immigrants, Black Americans Carry Split Views

    "Even though the number of black immigrants to the U.S.has more than tripled since the 1980s, immigrants of African descent are usually relegated to a footnote in the national debate on immigration." NPR, May 28 2009. http://www.npr.org/templates...

    Staffing Firm Indicted for Labor Trafficking, Immigration Fraud

    "The company used false information for H-2B work visas and charged workers fees ranging from $400 to $3,000 and allegedly threatened workers with a $5,000 fee if they returned to their home country, the U.S. Attorney?s Office says." Workforce...

    Birthright Citizenship Challenged by Republican Congressman

    "A Republican Congressman from Georgia is trying to amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal the law granting citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants and non-permanent residents. But critics say the bill doesn't stand a chance, and...

    El Paso leaders air concerns, give border official mixed reviews

    "[S]ome in attendance said they were dismayed that Bersin said the time was not right for immigration reform. He said more security and immigration enforcement were needed." El Paso Times, May 29, 2009. http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_12474399

    The Border Violence Myth

    "In the national media, it's become a foregone conclusion that Mexican drug violence has penetrated the United States. But the numbers tell a different story. According to crime statistics for American cities along the US-Mexico border and major...

    Roswell police to stop policy of holding immigrants

    "Roswell [New Mexico] police have stopped detaining undocumented immigrants for the Border Patrol. Police Chief Rob Smith told a Police Council Committee meeting Wednesday that recent conversations with the Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs...

    A Korean Invasion Blindsides the U.S. Army -- but in a Good Way

    "The program was authorized without fanfare late last year by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to attract temporary immigrants who speak strategically important languages such as Arabic, Farsi and Korean. The bait: The soldiers could immediately apply...

    Immigration Courts Facing Backlog

    "It's supposed to be a short wait to see immigration attorney Karen Kler. But for 200 of his clients, the wait to find out if they'll be deported is way too long. "I go to court, the judge says we'll see you back June 2010. I'm...

    Alvarado hospital done with ICE

    "Patrick Zeimer, the hospital?s CEO, told her that he?d no longer be admitting ICE detainees?which ICE spokesperson Lauren Mack later confirmed. It?s not clear, though, where detainees with serious mental-health problems will be sent when they can...

    Prof: Recession will stall immigration reform

    "A full-bore recession and political expediency combine to give little hope for immigration reform within the next two years. Actually, University of Arizona Professor Emeritus Ed Williams said, chances aren't even that good. "We won't...

    Labor Department suspends farm worker rules

    "The rule affects the H-2A guest worker program, which lets employers hire foreign workers if they can't first find American workers. The new regulation took effect on Jan. 17, just days before President Barack Obama was sworn into office. Labor...

    Immigration Reform: Stuck in First Gear?

    Tom Barry, May 27, 2009. http://borderlinesblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/enforcement-first-immigration-reform.html

    CUNY program plumbs for elites among immigrants

    "Sonawane is getting a first-rate education, same as any pedigreed New Yorker, but without the Ivy League price tag. She is among 1,200 scholars who attend for free the Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, the nation's...

    ACLU files suit challenging detention without hearing

    "The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a class action lawsuit on May 27, 2009, charging that the government is violating the law by incarcerating people for prolonged periods of time, sometimes for years, while they...

    Paying taxes comes back to bite immigrants

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) "Immigrant advocates say they've seen nothing like it before or since: A prosecutor looking for illegal immigrants seized thousands of confidential tax records from an income tax preparer popular with Hispanics in this northern...

    U.S., Cuba agree to resume migration talks

    "The United States and Cuba have agreed to resume direct talks on migration, last held in 2003, and open discussions on establishing direct mail service between the two countries, a U.S. official said on Sunday." Reuters, May 31, 2009. http...

    E-Verify in Colorado

    "Colorado employers are increasingly trying to weed out illegal workers. The latest data show the number voluntarily using the national electronic system for verifying immigration status has more than doubled in two years ? from 2,065 in May 2007...

    E-Verify in Texas

    "What do Continental Airlines, the Houston Ballet, the city of Dallas and Sen. John Cornyn all have in common? They all use the federal government?s E-Verify program to check if their employees are authorized to work in the U.S. legally." Houston...

    Portable Work Permits, Bilateral Agreements

    "To succeed new temporary work visas must 1) be sufficiently free of bureaucracy to be usable by employers and employees, 2) address concerns about possible exploitation, and 3) be of sufficient number to reduce illegal immigration. The best approach...

    Thumbs-Down on Immigration Commission

    "U.S. employers should oppose any immigration legislation that includes a commission to regulate the future flow of high and low-skilled foreign workers. Such a commission is likely to harm U.S. competitiveness, push more work outside the United...

    2009 is the Time for Immigration Reform

    "It's a broad group with the same goal. Community, faith, labor and business leaders gather in Chicago today to kick off the "Reform Immigration for America Campaign," a national effort to build momentum for comprehensive immigration...

    A Town Fights to Save an Oasis of Baguettes

    "[A] telephone?s ring interrupted Mr. Ounis?s daily ritual of baking before daylight. It was Ms. Daeron, in tears, calling from Paris to say her application to renew her E-2 investor visa ? for foreign investors and business owners ? had been denied...

    Immigrant-rights activists rally nationwide

    "Today?s rally is one of dozens being held around the country. The Campaign to Reform Immigration for America is part of a united national effort that includes organizations representing labor, faith, education, business and the community at large...

    Groups to push for immigration reform

    "Advocacy groups from South Florida and across the nation seeking immigration reform will descend on Washington D.C. later this week, holding President Barack Obama to his promise to address the issue during his first year in office." Miami...

    Detained Asylum-Seekers Find It Harder to Win Release

    "For more than a decade, arriving asylum-seekers have faced the possibility that they will be detained while immigration authorities oppose their admission, under stricter laws passed in 1996. But a new study by the international advocacy group Human...